I purchased the Dermalogica Cleansing System ($22) from the Makeup Show Holiday Pop-up Shop in December of 2011.  The system consisted of 1.7 fl oz the following: Special Cleansing Gel, Daily Microfoliant, Skin Smoothing Cream and Multivitamin Power Firm.  The set lasted me a little over 2 months.  My favorite product from the system was the Daily Microfoliant.  I also liked the Multivitamin Power Firm, I will review that in another post.

 About the Daily Microfoliant:

This unique Rice-based enzyme powder microfoliates dulling debris and instantly leaves skin noticeably smoother and brighter. Contains no artificial fragrance or color. – Dermalogica.com

How to use:

  • Dispense about a half-teaspoon of Daily Microfoliant® into very wet hands and create a creamy paste by rubbing hands together. Apply to face in circular motions, avoiding the eye area. Massage gently for one minute, then rinse thoroughly. Follow with Multi-Active Toner or Soothing Protection Spray and prescribed Dermalogica Moisturizer.

My thoughts on the Daily Microfoliant:

I really like using the Daily Microfoliant.  It is gentle, yet effective in exfoliating my skin.  After using the Daily Microfoliant, my skin was much smoother, softer and polished!   Sometimes I used it according to the instructions (it turns into a paste-like substance), and other times, while in the shower, I applied some to my Clarisonic MIA and used that to massage it into my skin.  Can you say super amazing results?

Caution: Be careful if you bring it into the shower, if water gets inside, it will clump up.

Would I recommend?

This is a product I would definitely repurchase time and time again. It is great for all skin types too! It is expensive ($50 a pop), however, a little goes a long way, which makes up for the cost of the product.   Out of all of the products in the system, this was my #1 favorite.

Why were any of the other products not your favorite?

I did not like the Special Cleansing Gel because it seemed to dry out my skin around my chin and nose when used with or without the Daily Microfoliant.  The skin in those areas were not only left feeling dry, but felt tight as well.  I stopped using it.  The Skin Smoothing Cream did make my skin feel super soft, however, it still did nothing to hydrate my skin, especially in the areas where the Special Cleansing Gel made dry.  I need to try something else from Dermalogica that will work for me.  They have tons of other great products I’ve heard good things about.

You can get your personalized skin regimen by visiting Dermalogica.com and trying out their speed mapping or visit a Dermalogica skincare location near you.


 Have you tried any Dermalogica Products?  If so, which?

What are you currently using to exfoliate your skin?


5 Comments on Skincare Product Review: Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

  1. I actually just picked up a sample pack like the one pictured above. Like you I did notice some drying out in my skin when using the special cleansing gel, I also noticed just a little drying out from using the microfoliant but I did rush and put on my night cream after seeing it.. I will however try using the microfoliant with my Clairsonic Other than that I haven't used the other products included in the pack.
    What products do you use with your Clairsonic if i may ask? I really enjoy reading your blog I aa a newbie to your site, keep up the good work!!

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